Old Stage Road

Old Stage Road (HMZ03)

Location: Porterville, CA 93257 Tulare County
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N 35° 53.559', W 118° 55.112'

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Running north and south, following an older Indian Trail is the route taken by many Spanish expeditions, American trappers, traders and parties of exploration. It was the major inland route of gold seekers to the northern and southern Mines and was the first public road in Tulare County. One of the most noteworthy Spanish expeditions was the Gabriel Moraga Expedition of 1806 exploring the area south from the Mission San Juan Bautista through Tejon Pass to the Mission San Fernando. Moraga named the San Joaquin River from which the valley derives its name. Some of the more famous American parties to pass this way were:

Jedediah S. Smith - 1826 & 1827
Ewing Young - 1830 and 1832
Thomas "Pedleg' Smith - 1830's and later
Joseph R. Walker - 1830's and later
John C. Fremont with Kit Carson as guide - 1844
Edward Kern, Joseph R. Walker as guide detached from Fremont's 3rd Expedition - 1846
Stockton~Los Angeles Road - 1853
Butterfield Overland Stage - 1858 to 1861
HM NumberHMZ03
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTulare County Presidential Commission in Cooperation with Tulare County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 326842 N 3973741
Decimal Degrees35.89265000, -118.91853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 53.559', W 118° 55.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 53' 33.54" N, 118° 55' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4101-4113 Co Rd J22, Porterville CA 93257, US
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